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Small Business Start-ups


  • Risk factor key to entrepreneurial success Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Risk factor key to entrepreneurial success

    Eric Schurenberg, Inc. editor-in-chief, shares insight on the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.

  • Startups: Where are the women and millennials? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Startups: Where are the women and millennials?

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports entrepreneurial activity increased this year for the first time since 2009, but a significant demographic appears to be lagging.

  • Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you

    Hoe Yeen Teck, co-founder and CEO of Helpling Singapore, introduces the home-cleaning portal which allows users to engage the services of a reliable cleaner quickly.

  • Airbnb is approaching 1M guests per night Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    A computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris.

    Airbnb, valued at $13 billion in October, allows people to rent out homes or spare bedrooms in 34,000 cities around the world.

  • Snapchat CEO sees a bubble, blames interest rates Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:09 PM ET
    Evan Spiegel at the 2015 Code Conference.

    Snapchat's young CEO Evan Spiegel said that years of near-zero interest rates have led people to make "riskier investments" than they otherwise would.

  • When Chinese flight booking operator Baitour needed cash to grow its business last year, it turned to Internet finance startup Jimu Box.

  • Hiring young data pros? Here's what they want Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Data analyst

    Entry-level data scientists often prefer start-ups and small firms, where they believe they'll get to tackle tough problems.

  • Start-up creates the 'Uber for drones' Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Industrial uses for drones are increasingly common. Here, a drone photographs flooding near oil operations in Kersey, Colorado, May 11, 2015.

    Workmode matches companies wanting a drone with qualified pilots who own and operate them. Hence, the comparison to Uber.

  • Uber for drones Friday, 22 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Uber for drones

    A startup in San Francisco called Skycatch matches companies that need drone photography with certified drone pilots. Google Ventures is a major investor.

  • What your breath tells you about your health Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    What your breath tells you about your health

    Charles Michael Yim, Breathometer founder and CEO, and Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" co-host, discuss two new products to hit the market: "Breeze" and "Mint."

  • Drones for hire Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    Drones for hire

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on tech startup Skycatch, which offers a new service that helps companies find and hire drone pilots.

  • Unicorn bubble trouble brewing? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Unicorn bubble trouble brewing?

    Kevin Kinsella, Avalon Ventures founder, provides insight into venture capital firms betting big on startups and whether the play is getting too crowded.

  • Shoppers, this can help you save on shipping costs Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    Shoppers, this can help you save on shipping costs

    Cai Li, co-founder of Singapore-based AirFrov, introduces his start-up which matches shoppers keen to purchase items from overseas with frequent travelers.

  • Need a man? This business says, just rent one Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Wealthy couple in limosine

    This start-up is selling a new guilt-free entertainment option for women: male arm candy for special events or just help around the house.

  • Can video game playing end ADHD drug reliance? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    A Myndlift presentation

    Myndlift is a tech start-up combining mobile gaming with neurofeedback monitoring as an alternative to the surge in ADHD drug prescriptions.

  • Want to be a VC for just $155? Here's how Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Want to be a VC for just $155? Here's how

    Mark Pearson, co-founder of Fuel.Ventures, discusses how he is crowdfunding his venture fund to invest into e-commerce start-ups.

  • How to make $100 million selling optimism Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    John and Bert Jacobs, Life is good

    Brothers Bert and John Jacobs have grown the Life is Good brand to $100 million in global sales without a single advertisement.

  • GrubHub's growth recipe Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    GrubHub's growth recipe

    Kayla Tausche sits down with Matt Maloney, GrubHub founder & CEO, at the iCONIC Tour in Chicago to discuss the company's aggressive innovation and growth initiatives.

  • Apple buys GPS company Coherent Navigation Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Apple buys GPS company Coherent Navigation

    Apple adds precision GPS firm Coherent Navigation to its stable of mapping startups.

  • 13 wacky and original ideas raising millions Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Magnifying glass over illustration of lightbulb in head

    Hundreds of noteworthy new businesses had to be turned away from the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Here's a look at the honorable mentions.